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United States Releases Final Rule for Dehumidifiers

July 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a final rule for the Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Dehumidifiers that imposes more stringent energy standards on dehumidifiers as detailed below:

Portable dehumidifier product capacity   Minimum integrated energy factor
(pints/day)    (L/kWwh)
25.00 or less   1.3
25.01-50.00   1.6
50.01 or more   2.8

This effective date of the final rule is August 12, 2016, but compliance with the amended standards established for dehumidifiers is required on or after June 13, 2019.